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Amanda Swift



Amanda Swift first worked as an actress, appearing in many commercials, including one for Angel Delight and another for Italian toilet-paper, Foxy. Theatre work included a show at Polka Children's Theatre and creating the role of the cleaning lady, Elvira Muckett, for Tony Hart's art show, Hartbeat. She has written for several children's series, including My Parents are Aliens, and has dramatised two Jacqueline Wilson books for Radio 4. She has written three novels for 9-12 year olds: The Boys' Club, Big Bones and Anna/Bella. She lives in London with her husband and her two hairy teenage sons.

Jennifer Gray lives in central London and Scotland with her husband, 4 children and overfed cat, Henry (after Henry the Eighth). She has been writing children's comedy for a couple of years and her work has received an honorary mention in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Competition. Jennifer likes writing about everything from guinea pigs to fairy godmothers, cats with attitude and evil geniuses. She recently completed the Certificate in Novel Writing course at City University. Writing is Jennifer's passion (along with chocolate cake) and her ambition is to be nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize one day.

Quercus Children's Books

Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton

Einstein, Bounce and Puzzle are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighthouse for another holiday. There are lots of other pups staying there this time which means fun for everyone! But when the local beach is covered in dog poo, the pals find themselves in a sticky situation. It gets so bad that even the puffins - who visit every year - are staying away! And then the local people start to blame the kennels, even though the pups know that Jackie and Trevor always clean up after them. Who is behind the smelly secret of Sandcliff Beach? Can the pups uncover the stinking truth in time to save Trevor's kennels and persuade the puffins to come back?(P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

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The Ice Factor

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne

The weather outside is cold and snowy, but Fuzzy and Coco are as warm as toast in the house, enjoying their favourite TV shows. Fuzzy loves the cookery programmes, while Coco is a huge fan of The Ice Factor, a celebrity skating competition. But some of their furry friends are not so lucky - it's freezing out in the copse, and someone has been stealing the animals' food! Fuzzy and Coco have to do something - can they use the skills they've learnt from their favourite TV shows to help their friends?(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Steven Lenton
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Bunny Trouble

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne

Fuzzy and Coco, the guinea pigs of Strawberry Park, London, are enjoying the spring, cleaning out their hutch and looking forward to the Easter Fair!But then Fuzzy's owner Ben, comes home very upset. The Rescue Centre for local animals has to close down, and all because a very naughty bunny called Binny made a huge mess and chewed through all the cages! And, worst of all, the Rescue Centre's Easter Fair will have to be cancelled.Things get worse when Ben brings Binny the Bunny home to stay with the guinea pigs. Binny causes lots of trouble--she poops everywhere and is very rude to Coco. Meanwhile, Fuzzy and Terry, the guinea pig next door, plan to help get the Easter Fair back on track by using the internet to invite all of the locals to come help fix up the Rescue Center.Coco and Eduardo try to help Binny improve her behavior, but she is too naughty to listen. She is a very sad bunny--she wants to be a pet in a home of her own, like Fuzzy and Coco. But then she runs off and everyone is scared that the fox will find her and eat her! The day of the Easter Fair arrives, and lots of volunteers turn up to help fix the Rescue Centre. It won't have to close after all! But where is Binny--the Easter Bunny? Fuzzy and Terry told everyone that she should be there! At the last minute, Eduardo and Coco find her, and they rush to the Rescue Centre. It's not too late! Binny is adopted by a lovely little girl, the Rescue Centre can stay open, and all because of the cleverness of the Guinea Pigs Online!(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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Christmas Quest

Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
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Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
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Guinea Pigs Online 2

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray
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Guinea Pigs Online

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray
Authors:
Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray
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Viking Victory

Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
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Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
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Furry Towers

Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift
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Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift

Furry Towers promises the best food and fabulous facilities for guinea pigs - Fuzzy and Coco are so excited! But when they arrive, the friends find themselves in a smelly old hutch with only mouldy lettuce to eat. Coco is not impressed! And it soon becomes clear that something terribly sinister is going on at Furry Towers - can the friends save the day again?

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Guinea Pigs Online

Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne
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Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray, Sarah Horne